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Next Scheduled Meeting:

Friday, November 9, 6:30 - 7:45 P.M.
The room will be available at 5:30 P.M.

Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave.

(See Upcoming Events for full details.)

ECHO Link News from Dave, KDØAZG

I have made repairs to the radio and PA for the Echo link server. I have made some changes on how to access nodes, should you want to DTMF a Echo link node. You must enter 1*, then your Node number. We were having trouble with other DTMF codes being broadcast on the KLINK that made a connection on our Echo link server. By adding in the 1*, this should help resolve this issue.

Remember, ECHO link is a no-tone operation, so should you connect with someone calling CQ via ECHO LINK, please disengage your tone. Enjoy.


About Our Club

The Manhattan, Kansas Amateur Radio Society (MAARS) was formed on July 7, 1976. The purpose of the club is to advance amateur radio in the Manhattan area. Since the beginning, the club has been active in different aspects of amateur radio, packet radio, satellites, community activities, ARRL Field Day, and amateur radio classes. Also, many club members have been very involved through the years with emergency communications and storm spotting. The club operates under the authority and guidelines of our Constitution.


  • Christmas Party
  • Field Day
  • Picnic/Auction
  • Program
  • Publicity
  • Repeater
  • RFI

    To learn more about a committee or to volunteer, please contact the president.

  • Contacting Us

  • MAARS Facebook Page
  • MAARS Google Group
  • PO BOX 613 Manhattan, KS 66505-0613

  • Meetings

    Meetings are now in the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave., on the usual schedule of second Fridays. Check Upcoming Events below to confirm details for the next meeting.


    Manhattan Weekly Net

  • Tuesdays at 8 P.M.
  • KSØMAN repeater, 147.255+ MHz
  • All amateurs (technician and above) are welcome to check in.
  • Following the net, we have the swap net. You can buy or sell any items found in the shack.
  • On-air negotiating is not permitted during the swap net.

    Tuesday Net Control Calendar

    1st WeekDave Mills, KDØAZG
    2nd Week  Jim Foster, KSØVO
    3rd WeekRyan Benteman, ADØTZ
    4th WeekJon Klimek, KEØLHK
    5th WeekAshley Benteman, KEØIQV

    Members who would like to try being net control can e-mail Ryan Benteman, or Jim Foster

  • Officers – Sept. 2018

    President Jim Foster, KSØVO
    Vice-President Ryan Benteman, ADØTZ
    Treasurer Suzanne Asbury, WØMMA
    Secretary Ashley Benteman, KEØIQV


    Located 1.5 miles south of Manhattan, Kansas, the MAARS repeater is at the KSDB site near K-177. The controller is an S-Com 7K. The repeater runs 10 watts output to a commercial antenna at 110 feet. Coverage as far east as Topeka and as far west as Abilene is common. The input frequency is 147.855 MHz, and the output frequency is 147.255 MHz. The repeater callsign is KSØMAN. The repeater is an open repeater, and may be accessed by any properly-licensed amateur.

    Users of the KSØMAN repeater should be familiar with the autopatch procedures and other guidelines.

    Visit the Kansas Amateur Repeater Council page for a comprehensive list of Kansas repeaters. (Click on RPT Directory.)

    Manhattan Area Repeaters
    CallsignFreq./OffsetOpen/ClosedPL ToneNotes
    147.315 +
    open162.2Ft. Riley / J.C.
    444.525 +
    open162.2Alma to Clay Center & Lawrence (map)
    147.255 +
    open88.5autopatch, wx net
    145.410 -
    444.175 +

    Upcoming Events 2018

    • Sunday, Nov. 4, 9:30 A.M.
    • Jon Klimek, KEØLHK, is coordinating this activity, and provided the following information.
    • The rally point / net control point will be at the bike garage, 410 Houston. We will be around the corner to the west. This is the same location as the first round up.

      We will use the MAARS repeater. The exercise is open to all hams and CERT members. We are joining forces with the Greek houses on campus for their National Day of Service. We will get the opportunity to operate a command operation and direct search operations with civilian and radio-equipped volunteers. Net Control will manage the search, and coordinate radio traffic and text/voice traffic from civilians.

      We will have two Net Control Operators, and at least one assistant. The assistant will monitor Text Free and plot reports on the map, while the operators will direct and record results from tha

      The exercise should conclude by 12, and we can debrief for lunch. Vehicles with bike racks, pickups and anyone with a trailer is welcome.

      Available operators who can join us Sunday are welcome to post to the MAARS ListServe, or e-mail Jon direct at

      This just in on Nov. 1: Green Apple Bikes will provide food and beverages.

    • Sunday, Dec. 9
    • instead of the December meeting
    • at a local restaurant, TBA